Dahni Barav-Johnson represents national and international clients in corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and other insolvency-related matters. Dahni has developed particular experience representing corporate and municipal debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, chapter 9 proceedings, and complex bankruptcy litigation. In addition, she counsels clients on a variety of in-court and out-of-court insolvency and bankruptcy issues, including with respect to creditor claims and concerns, the sale and acquisition of assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, set-off of debts under section 553 of the Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy discharges, bankruptcy committees, fraudulent conveyances, preferential transfers, and fiduciary duties.
Dahni has experience in, among other areas, the energy, construction, food production, transportation, manufacturing, mass tort, and entertainment sectors. Her recent significant representations include Georgia Power Company in connection with its claims against debtor Westinghouse Electric Company and representations of debtors Bestwall, Transtar Industries, Alpha Natural Resources, Relativity Media, and the City of Detroit.
Dahni has published articles on a variety of bankruptcy topics, including the sale of goods under section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, the safe harbor for certain financial transactions created by section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, and the equitable mootness doctrine. Dahni has an active pro bono practice, which includes securing protective orders for victims of domestic violence and assisting immigration clients facing dangerous conditions in their home countries. She also is a member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).
Prior to attending law school, Dahni worked on international policy research and advocacy in Washington, D.C.
To Have and to Hold: Third Circuit Rules That Physical Possession of Goods Is Required Under Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code
Big Part of Volunteer Lawyers’ Role is Supporting Seekers of Protective Orders, Atlanta Bar Association's Daily Report
- December 2016Taking Stock: United States Supreme Court Presented With Opportunity to Settle Meaning of Section 546(e), Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 25 No. 6 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. NL Art. 1
- Vanderbilt University (J.D. 2014; John W. Wade Scholar; Managing Editor, Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law; Moot Court, Finalist  and Board Member [2013-2014]); Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in International Relations, Spanish 2007; Minors in Economics, Religious Studies; Thomas H. Elliot Scholar; National Merit Scholar; Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society)
- Spanish and Hebrew